Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

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Title : Leaves of Grass
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ISBN : 1416523715
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 624 pages


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Selby rated it ★★★★☆

September 11, 2007

Whitman used to right fake reviews under false names for Leaves of Grass and send them to publishers, newspapers, and periodicals. I love that about him. So over the top. He had love for everything. Especially himself. As for the quality of the work the words speak for themselves: "This is what yo...


Lizzy rated it ★★★★★

March 15, 2017

In Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman sings nature and his symbiosis with America, he sings the universe and his awareness of it all, but above all he sings the people and their quest for individuality and immortality. ‘The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately as he has abs...


Michael rated it ★★★★★

July 11, 2017

Whitman sings the song of America like no other poet I know--the outsized joy and pain, the affinity for common folk and the love of nature and the sheer overwhelming feeling of every sight and sound and industrious noise around him. "I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear," he wrote. B...


Dan rated it ★★★★★

June 09, 2011

Alright, my rating here is very misleading. I haven't read Leaves Of Grass. I don't even intend to read Leaves Of Grass. Not all the way through any way. It seems sort of weird to just read a big fat collection of poetry all the way through. The five star rating is for one poem, "Song of the Open...


Lauren rated it ★☆☆☆☆

October 08, 2013

When Leaves of Grass was first published, critics applauded Whitman "only that he did not burn" the "mass of stupid filth" immediately upon completion. They primarily objected to its sensual and occasionally (rather overtly) homoerotic content. Nowadays, of course, it seems entirely too mild to r...


Ben rated it ★★★☆☆

March 24, 2008

Leaves of Grass is like reading every single instant message that I and a friend of mine ever wrote to one another over the course of the last ten years. Likely way too long, too self-serving and would have shocked the general public if they cared to read it when it was written. But nestled in th...


Collin rated it ★☆☆☆☆

September 04, 2008

Holy shit this is self-important and tedious. --update: This has sat untouched on my desk all year. I can think of a hundred books I'd rather start than finish this, so I doubt I'll pick it back up unless I run out of books to read, I'm too poor to buy any more books, all my friends turn on me and...


Mnemosyne rated it ★★★★★

June 21, 2017

"Adeus, minha Fantasia! Adeus, querida companheira, minha amada! Vou, mas não sei para onde vou, Nem qual será a minha sorte, nem se alguma vez nos voltaremos a ver, Por isso, adeus, minha Fantasia! Agora, a minha última vontade — deixa-me olhar para trás por um instante; Cada vez mais lento e leve o t...


Araz rated it ★★★☆☆

October 18, 2015

شريد الطرقات وغريب الأطوار ،ملحن الكلمات ،الماشي بين السفوح والوديان ، المقاتل ، المتطرف الغائب ،الحاضر ، قديس الروح وعربيد الجسد، المتفائل، الرفيق والسائح، الفلاح، المغامر، المنطلق نحو حياة لا حدود لها وأفق فسيح يتمدد أمامه كرحلة أبدية تنتهي من حيث تبدأ وتبدأ من حيث ينتهي، في أعماق الطبيعة وجنون...


Ahmed rated it ★★★☆☆

October 09, 2015

ويتمان شاعر داعر، عبقري، لطيف، حييّ، محب للكون والطبيعة والوجود عاشق للمتع والحياة واللذائد شعره داعر، ومفضوح. وإباحي أحيانا كلماته صريحة جريئة، ونداءاته تنبض بالحياة ديوان جميل وعبقري، وترجمة سعدي يوسف أحيته





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